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Grateful Dead Live at Cal Expo on 1990-06-08

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Grateful Dead Live at Cal Expo on 1990-06-08

Topics Live concert

Cold Rain & Snow, Walkin' Blues, Easy To Love You, Jack A Roe, Queen Jane Approximately, High Time, It's All Over Now, Bird Song Uncle John's Band-> China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, Estimated Prophet-> Foolish Heart-> Drums-> Jam-> The Wheel-> I Need A Miracle-> Black Peter-> Sugar Magnolia, E: U.S. Blues

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Cal Expo
Location Sacramento, CA

Source Audience
Lineage Schoeps omnis (split 6') > Oade pre (presumably m118) > SV250 > analog out > D10 > DA-20 MKII (DAT master) > CDRW700 stand alone > 3x CD gens > EAC (secure) > mkwACT > SHN
Taped by Sean Weber
Transferred by Nick Georges


fob "at the impact zone" 6' stands
6' spaced schoeps omis > Oade pre (presumably m118) > SV250 analog line out>D10
recording by Sean Weber and west coast "tapers fro hell" crew

"probably a 30 person effort! Big quiet zone around us"


Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 8, 2013
Subject: --
The Dead kick off their summer tour; first set isn't dialed in really at all, except for a fantastic Bird Song to close things out. You can afford to miss this one otherwise...

...but don't pass up that 2nd set, by ANY means! Opening with UJB is a sheer delight, but the main course here is the Foolish Heart +, leading up into a rhythm devils-led middle that you're going to pay close attention to.

This source is great; there are times during Foolish Heart you'd think this was a board, it's so clear. This Bird Song and the 2nd set entire make great companion pieces to 6/10.
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 20, 2011
Subject: Tapers from Hell - Sick 2nd set
Way to roll with Sean Weber and the "Tapers from Hell". Sick recording of a sick second set....WOW! check out the UJB>China Rider>Esimated>Foolish Heart. If you like this one, also look into Sean Weber's Greeks summer 1988. Weber and his crew has their FOB stuff dialed tight.
Reviewer: EyesWereThere - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 26, 2009
Subject: Best Pre-Drums 2nd set I eva saw...
93 shows and this one is hands down my favorite. Just listen to the UJB end/jam smashing right into the most insanely rocking China-Rider I ever heard (let alone saw..fours rows back). It's damn near perfection. Then a strong Estimated goes into the suprise of the night- sick, sick foolish heart that goes right back into the UJB jam and then rocks us into drumz. I know the rest was great, but dl this for the first 5 songs of the 2nd set. Classic dead from any era.
Reviewer: tommyb0408 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 2, 2007
Subject: Nice show
I flew my girl from RI for a nice tour in Cali....30 feet from the stage and it was awesome....friendly people....sunny photos of jerry looking right at us..lasting memories....
Reviewer: majordomo - favoritefavorite - September 10, 2007
Subject: band is sleepwalking!
too bad--sonically these cal expo audiences are really warm but the band sleepwalks through the entire run. the audience sounds as if they would rather be separating their recycling and gives the band nothing to feed on--to me, this was often a problem in the late period on the west coast. here in the east, although the crowd could be crass at times, we usually gave em' a hero's welcome. redeemers indeed!
Reviewer: Neil Skelton - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 25, 2007
Subject: First California Shows
Note to Bonk: The shows were in Sacremento not San Fran (Hour 1/2 away) I was 19 years old living in Alamogordo New Mexico w/ my (then ) wife and 5 dogs and 2 cats and we picked up our friend Ray at Albuquuerque airport on Wednesday night and drove 1700 miles up to Cal Expo.

Sat in upper middle bleachers to the right of stage on Brents side sounded great live, great location beautiful river and camping. Bill Graham released 1,500 extra tickets for each nite which was super cool great shakedown st and vending. probablly the best dead experience of my life!!!

Neil Skelton
Reviewer: keyshawn_ramblin - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 21, 2006
Subject: wow, weber!
one of the best audiences from the 90s i've heard. a nice first set segs into a hoppin' second.
Reviewer: brendanmcauley - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 1, 2006
Subject: fantastic audience show!
This is a great show and all files are here the hsow rocks. It is not audience typical. I am a sbd only fan, personally, however, since the resitrictions on sbds I have been downloading the best audiences I can find. I have very strict tastes btu its easy to get 'lenient' after a while. I jusdge quality by the overall presentation of the music in its available media. The drums, strings and vocals all normalized- or none superceeding another in other words.This mix is tight. There is some crowd noise but its not like a audience of Giants stadium, heck expo only holds 8k. This is a 5 star audience recording.

Anyway, estimated is very hot and the uncle john's set 2 opener really jams hard. Seriously kind foolish heart- an early one.

Reviewer: Garcia/Kimock Fanatic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 27, 2006
Subject: Fantastic AUD tape!
This is a fantastic job of taping! Fun setlist, great playing, and great sound quality! Thanks to all who made this happen! Peace out.
Reviewer: rasjahn - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2006
Subject: hot days in sactown
it was a fun campout weekend the sound and show quality is great i say get it
Reviewer: acidtestalumni - favorite - April 22, 2006
Subject: where is it
anyone know why this show really isnt here? shn file saves as an html file and individual song files report no magic number when you try to open them
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 5, 2006
Subject: SHNs?
Having trouble downloading the SHN files of this great show
Reviewer: Dead Forever - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 24, 2006
Subject: awesome
outstanding show. superb sound. set 2 is exceptional.
Reviewer: tyler_mcghee - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 23, 2005
Subject: SCA - Get some new speakers..
obviously your's are blown.

this show is an A++.

and as a live show archivist (two track
and multitrack) i may know a little
about the subject as well!

Split Omnis Rule your face!
Tapers Unite!
Reviewer: twatts - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2005
Subject: A+ sound quality
Sound quality is fantastic. Fantastic recording, this is what tapes should shound like.

Reviewer: datdork - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 20, 2005
Subject: sounds sick!!
this is one of the best aud tapes I've heard! as I taper I think I know a little about the subject ;) oh and I am no means a schoeps fan.
Reviewer: i3lkpeter - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2005
Subject: Sounds Great
SteveCA, you *are* making a joke about the sound quality, right?
Reviewer: steveCA - favorite - November 19, 2005
Subject: this sounds like shit
PEOPLE! you're supposed to review on the sound quality of the recording, not the god damned good time you had. this sound is crap. 1 star, NOT 5!
thanks for wasting my time downloading a piece of garbage. Sure this show is hot, but not worth it!
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2005
Subject: great sounding run
the fob recordings of these shows are the best audiences I have listened to.

fantastic music too.
Reviewer: utopian - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2005
Subject: great sounding run
the fob recordings of these shows are the best audiences I have listened to.

fantastic music too.
Reviewer: dire--wolf - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 18, 2005
Subject: thanks for the tunes
i appreciate the download!! thank you for the kind music
Reviewer: svenkid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 20, 2004
Subject: Expolicious!
This second set was a hidden gem of mine from the XL2 days and the source here sounds great from the impact zone. the foolish>drums has phil going nuts over the band. I would advise listening to this one
Reviewer: bonk - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 19, 2004
Subject: one of the top 5 best shows of 1990
I landed in Frisco with a buddy of mine.We got into a taxi and whammm!The taxi driver says"in for the shows?"Thats when I realized that Frisco was the place!All three nights rocked,but this night was real special!The boys were on!Nice Easy to love you from our lost bro.The second set is pouring with energy!Check out the "Foolish"Placed in a odd spot,its a nice transition into drumz.By the end of the jam,you can hear garcia fiddling around w/ his midi rig.Folks,we now have a foolish/fire jam here!
Download the show for the nice Estimated/Foolish/ETLY/and a nice Queen jane.That right!I said Queen jane!
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